IPMA Makes a Splash in Kansas City

In a town known for its fountains, IPMA made a big splash, bringing 150 in-plant managers together for three days of education and networking.

Attendees crowd in to hear Howie Fenton’s presentation on the conference’s second day. In all, nearly 150 in-plant managers attended the conference this year.

Keynote speaker and ex-Kansas City Chiefs’ kicker Nick Lowery takes a reprieve from throwing passes into the audience during his opening session.

Paying rapt attention during one of the sessions are (from left) Jeff Blue (University of Texas at Austin), David Estes (East Kentucky Power Coop Inc.), Ron Balderson (Navy Federal Credit Union) and Steve Weigel (Iowa State University).

At the busy vendor fair, Sherwood Ellis (Omaha Public Power District) and Sherry Monico (Physicians’ Mutual Insurance) talk with Ron Shepard at the Heidelberg booth.

Katherine Leidy (Oklahoma Department of Human Services) and Bret Johnson (Mayo Clinic) at one of the sessions.

Richard Silver, of George Fox University, strolls the aisle during his presentation on customer service.

James Mason (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas) and Jolene Gulizia (University of Nebraska Medical Center) listen to one of the speakers.

Barb Pellow, of InfoTrends, preaches the cross-media message during her keynote presentation.

IPMA President Tony Seaman (right), of the University of Mississippi, flashes a winning smile during a session on building “social capital” while Mike Mitan, of Nestlé Purina PetCare, completes a network analysis worksheet.

About 150 in-plant managers attended the IPMA conference this year.

NAPL’s Howie Fenton leads a sobering session called “Only the Smartest, Best Managed and Most Innovative will Survive.”

Managers inspect the In-Print winners during the reception.

James Mason (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas), Jimmy Friend (University of North Texas) and Steve Weigel (Iowa State University) during the awards reception.

Seven past and current IPMA presidents attended the opening reception.

Ricoh's Mike Loyd (left) speaks with UT Austin's Nicolette Mallow at the vendor fair, while Steve Rigby, of Washington State University (in yellow) talks with other members of the Ricoh team.

Shana Farrell of Fox Valley Technical College